Latest Strikes News

Strikers picket outside the district lodge of Local 6 across from Bath Iron Works, Monday, June 22, 2020, in Bath, Maine. Production workers at one of the Navy's largest shipbuilders overwhelmingly voted to strike, rejecting the company's three-year contract offer Sunday and threatening to further delay delivery of ships. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Shipbuilder files complaint over union threats during strike

Jul. 10, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works on Friday filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, accusing its largest union of threatening workers who cross the picket line during an ongoing strike in Maine. The company accused leaders of Machinists’ Local S6 of threatening so-called scabs with fines...

FILE - In this June 19, 2020, file photo, people demonstrate in Chicago, to mark Juneteenth. A national coalition of labor unions, along with racial and social justice organizations, will stage a mass walkout from work July 20, as part of an ongoing reckoning on systemic racism and police brutality in the U.S. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

AP Exclusive: 'Strike for Black Lives' to highlight racism

Jul. 8, 2020 10:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A national coalition of labor unions, along with racial and social justice organizations, will stage a mass walkout from work this month, as part of an ongoing reckoning on systemic racism and police brutality in the U.S. Dubbed the “Strike for Black Lives,” tens of thousands...

Picketers acknowledge a honking motorist outside an entrance to Bath Iron Works, Monday, June 22, 2020, in Bath, Maine. Production workers at one of the Navy's largest shipbuilders overwhelmingly voted to strike, rejecting the company's three-year contract offer Sunday and threatening to further delay delivery of ships. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Shipyard hiring temporary workers; mediation next week

Jul. 2, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — With more than 4,000 workers on strike, Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works plans to bring in more subcontractors to join management and existing contractors to try to avoid falling further behind on production, the company's president said Thursday. The company and Machinists Union...

Striking shipbuilders picket outside an entrance to Bath Iron Works, Monday, June 22, 2020, in Bath, Maine. The vast majority of picketers did not wear pandemic facemarks. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Striking shipbuilders are losing health coverage in pandemic

Jun. 30, 2020 8:38 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The stakes are growing in a strike against Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works during a global pandemic as company-provided health insurance is running out for 4,300 shipbuilders who've left their jobs. Striking workers from Machinists Union Local S6 will be responsible for their own...

Picketers acknowledge a honking motorist outside an entrance to Bath Iron Works, Monday, June 22, 2020, in Bath, Maine. Production workers at one of the Navy's largest shipbuilders overwhelmingly voted to strike, rejecting the company's three-year contract offer Sunday and threatening to further delay delivery of ships. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Production workers strike against major Navy shipbuilder

Jun. 22, 2020 11:13 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — More than 4,000 shipbuilders went on strike against Bath Iron Works on Monday, disrupting production at one of Navy's biggest shipbuilders at a time of growing threats around the world. Angry production workers voted overwhelmingly for the first strike in 20 years in a contract dispute...

In this photo taken Wednesday, June 17, 2020, a sign declares off the highway in Yakima, Wash., declares the city the

Virus is taking big toll on farm county in Washington state

Jun. 22, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Fruit warehouse worker Armida Rivera says her days in Yakima County, Washington, are filled with the fear of getting the coronavirus. Sean Gilbert worries about the threat to his family's century-old orchard business in the county. And Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is struggling to help...

Stranded commuters walks away from a deserted taxi rank in Katlehong, South Africa, Monday, June 22, 2020, as taxi drivers affiliated to the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) protested against what it believes to be insufficient government relief offered to the industry. South Africa's largest city, Johannesburg, has been hit by a strike by mini-bus taxis, preventing many thousands of people from getting to work on Monday, as the country reopens its economy even as cases of COVID-19 are increasing. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

South Africa's minibus taxis go on strike, hitting workers

Jun. 22, 2020 7:05 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A strike by South Africa’s minibus taxi drivers over what they say is inadequate coronavirus relief funds has disrupted the return of scores of thousands of people to work. Taxi operators in the economic hub of Gauteng province, which includes the city of Johannesburg and the...

FILE -  In this April 3, 2020, file photo, workers rub their hands with hand sanitizer as they leave Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. Workers at one of the Navy’s largest shipbuilders overwhelmingly voted to strike, rejecting Bath Iron Works’ three-year contract offer Sunday, June 21 and threatening to further delay delivery of ships.   (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Production workers to strike against major Navy shipbuilder

Jun. 21, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — Production workers at one of the Navy’s largest shipbuilders overwhelmingly voted to strike, rejecting Bath Iron Works’ three-year contract offer Sunday and threatening to further delay delivery of ships. The first strike by Machinists Union Local S6 in two decades comes as...

FILE - In this April 24, 2013, file photo, Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis stands on the Major League Baseball logo that serves as the on deck circle during the first inning of a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Indians, in Chicago. Major League Baseball rejected the players' offer for a 114-game regular season in the pandemic-delayed season with no additional salary cuts and told the union it did not plan to make a counterproposal, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, June 3, 2020, because no statements were authorized.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Playing for free, salary drop, 2022 lockout possible for MLB

Jun. 14, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeremy Jeffress, Jordan Montgomery, Kevin Plawecki could be playing for free this season, earning salaries lower than what they already received as advances. Mookie Betts, George Springer, J.T. Realmuto, James Paxton and Marcus Stroman are likely to find fewer bidders, dollars and contract...

Mexico labor lawyer to be held pending trial on riot charges

Jun. 11, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A judge has ordered a labor lawyer jailed pending trial on charges that prosecutors say stem from a protest this year and not from her leadership of strikes last year that won higher pay for workers at “maquiladora” assembly plants in the border city of Matamoros. The...